Sister Patricia was very loyal to family members and the many friends she made along the way. Her soft Irish wit, often wrapped in a literary quote and a broad gentle smile, was a gift to receive.
Sister Patricia Ann Morgan, Sister Marie Ursula, was born January 17, 1935, in Manhattan. She was one of three children, two daughters and one son of Everett and Julia Harley Morgan. Patricia attended Our Lady of Good Counsel Elementary School and Cathedral High School, both in Manhattan. After graduation, she worked for a few years and attended Hunter College before entering the Sisters of Charity of New York on September 8, 1955. Sister Patricia earned a BA in English from College of Mount Saint Vincent and a MSLS in Library Science from Villanova University in Pennsylvania. New York State awarded her Permanent Certification as a Library Media Specialist.
Sister Patricia served in active ministry for forty-one years as a teacher and librarian. She taught elementary grades at Saint Francis Xavier, Manhattan, and Saint Monica, Jamaica. She offered her high school library services at Saint Joseph by-the-Sea, Staten Island, Saint Catharine Academy, Bronx, Saint Gabriel High School, New Rochelle, and Sacred Heart High School, Yonkers.
Her college librarian years were in Elizabeth Seton College, Yonkers, and College of Mount Saint Vincent. During the years that Sister Patricia provided care for a parent, she volunteered in a local public library, and later in the Elizabeth Seton Library of College of Mount Saint Vincent. In 2015, she joined the retirement community at Mount Saint Vincent Convent and in 2021 moved to the retired sisters at the Kittay Senior Apartments in the Bronx. Sister Patricia died August 13, 2023, at her residence in the Kittay Apartments in the sixth-eighth year of commitment as a Sister of Charity of New York.
As expected, Sister Pat loved to read, and she made it a favorite pastime. A book was never far from her hands whether it came with a cover or on the screen of her iPad. During her active years, she was very loyal to family members and the many friends she made along the way. Her soft Irish wit, often wrapped in a literary quote and a broad gentle smile, was a gift to receive.
Sister Pat, God through Jesus promised to prepare a place for us, and that promise has been fulfilled (2Cor 1:20). Go in peace to the eternal joy of God’s presence to which you have been called.
Date of Death
August 13, 2023
Friday, August 18, 2023
Prayer Service at 9:00 a.m.
Flynn Memorial Home 1652 Central Park Avenue Yonkers, NY 10710
Live Streaming begins at 8:30 a.m.: venue.streamspot.com/d286a8ab
Friday, August 18, 2023
St. Margaret of Cortona Church
6000 Riverdale Avenue Bronx, NY 10471
Live Streaming begins at 10:45 a.m.: venue.streamspot.com/217aa3db
Mount Saint Vincent Cemetery Date to be determined.
Archdiocese of New York
- St. Francis Xavier, Manhattan, 1958-61, Teacher
- St. Monica, Jamaica, 1961-64, Teacher
- St. Joseph by the Sea High School, Richmond, 1964-70, Librarian
- Elizabeth Seton College, Yonkers, 1970-71, Librarian
- St. Catharine Academy, Bronx, 1971-79, Librarian
- St. Gabriel High School, New Rochelle, 1979-84, Librarian
- Sacred Heart High School, Yonkers, 1984-92, Librarian
- College of Mount Saint Vincent, 1992-99, Reference Librarian